new member with questions about migraines

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Date Joined Jun 2017
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   Posted 6/25/2017 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi plz help if possible... Im Aaron im new to the group... I have been suffering from extremely severe migraines for sumtime now only on the left side of my head its like a sharp stabbing pain.. i have been to my doctors on numerous occasions he's prescribed me various different medications.. Betablockers 80mg,Pristofixine prigatobine nor sure if those are the correct spellings sorry, everytime i go to my doctors he dosnt like precribing different medication becoz they can become addicted so in my case what does he want me to do seriously...plz get bk to me thanks any advice wud be great thankyou

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Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 6/26/2017 6:32:50 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/26/2017 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aaron & welcome to Healing Well. I am not sure what kind of dr is treating you, it sounds like a general practitioner. If this is true, by all means ask to be referred to a neurologist. A good neurologist has more experience in this area. If you are currently under the care of one, get another opinion. I am not sure what you meant by becoming addicted to the medicine unless you are speaking about narcotics. Many narcotics can cause rebound headaches & there are medications available to help treat migraines that are not narcotics.

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   Posted 6/26/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   


We have a thread at the top of this forum called resources. Check it out.

Migraines are tough, I have been living with clusters since Junior High, 2006. I dx'd with Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemicrania Continua and Atypica face pain. Some is caused by damage to the back of me head.

My daily pain level is a 5-7 avg. I have yet ton find a neurologist that can bring it down to 3-5. Very manageable for me.

I currently am try to decided between finding a Neuro-Physchologist. or a Pain management

Since I have CPTSD. the first may be optimal.

A lot I control from diet, meditation.

The take 250mg of topomax a day as my base maintance med. the other change all the time.

I did find noticeable relieve 2 years about when I drastically changed my diet.

32oz of water or more a day
Juice with out any additives
NO CAFFIENE - it is only with the occasion magraine that this works
this means NONE, no power drinks, no soda, no chocolate in any form,
reduce cheese
NO Salt
Whole Foods [fresh produce] as much as possible]
NO red meat. chicken, fish[ no bottom feeders]

I hope this helps.
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DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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